Piracy is the
|“||[u]nauthorized duplication on a commercial scale of a copyrighted work with the intention to defraud the rights holder.||”|
"Use of the term 'piracy' in the context of copyright infringement traces back to the early development of the publishing industry in England.
- The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age, at 26.
- See Justin Hughes, "Copyright and the Incomplete Historiographies: Of Privacy, Privatization, and Thomas Jefferson," 79 S. Cal. L. Ref. 993, 1009-10 (2006).